The Japanese Government scholarship MEXT is fully funded by 2021 Saudi students for postgraduate studies

The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology, is a department of the Japanese government. It was founded in 1871 during the Meiji government.

This Ministry of Higher Education includes several educational, and cultural institutions, including the Riken Research Institute. At the moment it is headed by Hakobon Shimomura.

Every grant will start according to the program in which the student enrolled and there will be an additional six months to learn the Japanese language when the student arrives In Japan.


If the applicant accepts one of the following cases, he is not deemed eligible for the scholarship:

  • If it is among the people who plan to receive scholarships after the start of the scholarship payment period from an institution other than the Japanese government, The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology, including government institutions.
  • If, after his arrival in Japan, he changes the residence status from one student ‘s residence to another residence.


The Criteria for Eligibility:

  • The applicant must present a doctor-signed health certificate stating that the applicant is free of any physical conditions that may impede studying in Japan.
  • The applicant would have to be of Lebanese nationality.


  • All tuition and travel expenses shall be covered to and from Japan.
  • The following sums will be charged depending on the training to which the applicant has joined:
  • For students enrolled in doctoral programs a sum of 145,000 yen per month.
  • An amount of 143,000 yen per month for students who receive preparatory and informal education.

Stages in the process of selection:

  • Stage of personal interview

The interviews will take place on Tues, Sept 15, and Sept 16, 2020, Wed.

Stage of document review

The deadline for submission is Fri, Aug 7, 2020, and the results will be announced on Thurs, Sept 3, 2020.

Additional remarks concerning the selection process:

  • Applicants who have passed the review stage of the first documents must contact the Japanese universities where they wish to pursue their studies with a view to obtaining a conditional letter of acceptance, keeping in mind that failure to obtain this letter may result in failure to obtain the scholarship.
  • Written tests include the English and Japanese language proficiency test, and the applicant will take two assessments, as he will depend on this assessment to know the applicant’s level in the Japanese language and whether he will need to learn Japanese before beginning the thesis.
  • To obtain a conditional letter of admission, applicants must not communicate with more than two universities at the same time.
  • The number of universities that can be filled in on the application form for Placement Preference is up to three universities, and as a limit, applicants can get up to two conditional acceptance letters.
  • In case one of the universities receives a rejection, one may contact a new university.
  • It is not permissible to contact universities to request a provisional letter of acceptance starting on Saturday 21 November 2020.

How to Apply for the 2021 Japan Scholarship?

The application process varies from country to country so contact or obeys the guidelines issued in your country by the Japan Embassy or Consulate-General. International students must apply through their country’s Japanese Embassy or Consulate-General. For more information, please visit the Embassy of Japan’s official website in your country.


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